August 19, 2014
Longest bridge in SVG to be built in Vermont at cost of US$4.2 million

Very soon, Vermont will be home to the longest bridge ever built in St Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

Following the floods of December 2013, the Hope bridge in Vermont was extensively damaged. However, as a result of assistance from Ecuador, to the tune of US$4.2 million, this bridge will be rebuilt and is set to become this country’s longest bridge.

Minister of Transport and Works Julian Francis, while speaking at a ceremony in Vermont last Thursday, revealed the particulars of the new bridge.

“It’s going to be about…24 metres [long], and 8 metres wide. It is going to be a massive bridge of concrete,” Francis said.

The minister also noted that the bridge will have a different orientation, in that it will cut across a 90 degree angle.

In addition to the Hope bridge, the contribution from the Ecuadorians is expected to include the abutments for three bailey bridges for rivers in Fitz-Hughes and Plan and Sharpes in Chateaubelair.(BK)